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Sunday Dawg Chow: Browns news (9/5/21)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Sunday Dawg Chow.

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  • How NFL rule changes for 2021 will impact the game (ESPN) - Most of us look at NFL rules as a list of prohibitions. Teams see them differently. For them, the rulebook is a runway toward competitive advantage, and they focus more on what it allows. In 2021, that means figuring out how to best exploit a rule change that imposes new limits on low blocks. It means compiling dossiers on the league office employees who will make replay decisions following the retirement of senior vice president Al Riveron. And it means getting an understanding of how officials will use in-stadium replay officials in real time for help in making certain calls, per a new rule.
  • Former Steeler, broadcaster Tunch Ilkin dies after fight with ALS (triblive.com) - Tunch Ilkin, the former broadcaster and tackle whose hard-nosed play on the football field was matched by his kindness and generosity off it, died Saturday after a year-long fight with ALS, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced. He was 63.
  • Highest-Paid NFL Players 2021 (Forbes) - With the regular season set to kick off Thursday, a record signing bonus and hefty endorsement deals have helped football’s top stars cash in mightily despite a free-agency clamp-down.